Carmichael kicks off Globes, plunging straight into scandal

The Golden Globes are back on the air with a red carpet with celebrity and comedian Jerrod Carmichael as emcee, as the show seeks to rekindle its pre-pandemic, pre-scandal glory. award. Carmichael kicked off the 80th Golden Globes from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, with a little fanfare that usually opens such a brilliant ceremony, diving directly into the issues that drove the Globes off the air and leading most of the entertainment industry to boycott. the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

He opened it by asking the crowd to ”be quiet here”.

”Welcome to the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards. I’m your host Jerrod Carmichael,” said the comedian, who won an Emmy last year for the HBO special “Rothaniel.” ”And I will tell you why I came here. I’m here because I’m black.” “I wouldn’t say they’re a racist organization,” he continued, sitting on the podium. “But they had no black members until George Floyd died. So do with that information what you will.” Carmichael said he declined to meet with HFPA President Helen Hoehne before hosting. Instead, he said he took the job for the money, and to bring glory to the film and television industry. The first award of the night went to Ke Huy Quan, the former child star of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” for best supporting actor for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. years before the directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert sent him to various legends, thanking them for his second job.

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”Luckily, more than 30 years later, two men thought of me,” Quan said. ”They remember that kid. And he gave me a chance to try again.” Angela Bassett won best supporting actress for her performance in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Bassett said, referring to the loss of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman.

The red carpet (grey this year) was full of stars decked out as ever before Tuesday’s ceremony, including Bassett in glittering silver and Lily James in a long red dress. It remains to be seen whether the viewers will return.

The Globes have traditionally been more cheerful and uninhibited for the Academy Awards, but this year, storm clouds surround the awards show. Stars and studios boycotted last year’s ceremony, which NBC chose not to televise, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said it needed time to make “significant updates” after reports emerged. lack of group diversity and lack of ethics.

A year later, much – though not all – of Hollywood seems ready to party again.

The Globes also appeared as torrential rains pounded Southern California and caused flooding up and down the coast and in the mountains outside of Los Angeles. Sustained rainfall of more than a meter since Sunday has caused flooding, mudslides and displacement in some areas. The broadcast from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, was broadcast live on NBCUniversal’s Peacock, in addition to airing on NBC.

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When the Globes were on the brink, NBC renegotiated its deal with the HFPA, putting the awards on a one-year deal and moving the show from Tuesday to its usual Sunday night slot.

This means that the Globes are held in a year of auditions to re-establish the season of the awards and its importance in Hollywood which seems ready to leave them for good. But most of the industry was out on Tuesday.

Eddie Murphy and Ryan Murphy were honored. Presenters include Ana de Armas (nominated for ‘Blonde”), Jenna Ortega (nominated for ‘Wednesday”), Billy Porter, Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Coolidge (nominated for ”White Lotus”) and Quentin Tarantino.

Sean Penn is also scheduled to include a message from the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Globes were thrown into turmoil just before the 2021 awards show by the far-right pandemic when a Los Angeles Times report revealed that the HFPA, which had 87 members at the time, had no black members.

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A separate New York Times report revealed that the group — a collection of little-known foreign journalists based in Los Angeles — paid its members $3 million a year, and detailed the ethical lapses in the way organizations interact regularly. may be appointed.

Under increasing pressure, the HFPA pledged to change, improve its membership and change its approach. It now has 96 members, including six black members, with 103 non-member voters. Billionaire Todd Boehly bought the Globes through Eldridge Industries, and began turning the nonprofit group into a for-profit company.

Reaction to last month’s Globe nominations was muted, with few stars celebrating publicly. However, there was only one nominee who strongly stated that he would not attend: Brendan Fraser. Although he was nominated for best actor for his performance in “The Whale,” Fraser said he won’t be attending the Globes.

In 2018, Fraser said he was stalked in 2003 by longtime Hollywood Foreign Press Association member Philip Berk. Berk, who is no longer an HFPA member, denied this.

Tom Cruise, who won “Top Gun: Maverick” for best picture, drama, was not expected to attend. Cruise famously returned his three Golden Globe Awards after the HFPA announcement.

(This story was not published by Devdiscourse staff and was produced from a syndicated feed.)


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